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Elegant Dallas Wedding: Cortney & Tony

Brandi McComb Photography

Nov. 20, 2015

You could say Cortney and Tony found love in a hopeless place. Nine years ago, at the age of 18, Tony sent Cortney a message on MySpace. The two stayed up all hours of the night getting to know one another better. After finding out how much they had in common, they went on a date. It was love at first sight. After hanging out for a few weeks and getting to know one another, they began dating.

On Dec. 25, 2015, Tony surprised Cortney by sending him on a scavenger hunt. At the end, Khloe, their cocker spaniel, had the ring around her neck. Tony got on one knee and asked if Cortney would marry him.

Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography

Cortney and Tony chose a venue with stunning outside scenery in a great location at the middle of everything for their family and friends. Their planning, however, was a bit stressful. They planned their wedding in three months, right after a vacation so their finances were tight and time was short.

Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography

The most special details of the wedding experience were actually their bachelor parties. Tony held his in Las Vegas and Cortney in Miami. It was the only time in their nine years when they went several days without speaking to one another, and it made them miss each other so much. They appreciated what they had so much more.

Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography

Cortney’s most special wedding day memory was walking out and having both of his parents on his arms to give him away and support him, no matter what. Tony would say his was seeing his husband walking out, looking so handsome and knowing that he would be going home to him every day for the rest of his life.

Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography

Tony and Cortney recommend that other same-sex couples compromise during planning. They said, “Being in a same sex relationship is so hard because in most cases both of you have your own style and taste, but you have to compromise and work with one another. As long as you are willing to compromise, everything else will work itself out.”

Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography
Brandi McComb Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: Brandi McComb Photography // Shoes: Aldo // Floral Designer: Dallas Palms // Event Venue:  Dallas Palms // DJ: DJ Trey D // Event Planner: Makenzie Judah // Second Shooter:  Meagan Nelson Photography // Cake Designer:  Meringue Bakery // Caterer: Olive Garden // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Zara 

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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